Sure, he’s an Australian, but he’s clearly been studying American godbaggery:
Deputy Nationals Leader Warren Truss has spoken out against giving women access to the abortion pill RU486, arguing they should not see a termination as “the easy way out” of an unwanted pregnancy.
For pete’s sake. Why shouldn‘t women have an easy way out? Men sure as hell do.
I could not be more sick and tired of the intolerable misogynist position that women should (a) suffer horrible emotional debilitation over the supposedly traumatic decision to excise a few parasitic cells from our personal organs, and (b) crawl on our knees over broken glass to get it done. For the lovagod, it’s not a fucking baby. It’s a glob of cells.
When it comes to the human uterus, our honky male government is little more than a pink-faced godbag goon squad delivering pious admonitions and patronizing punishments to citizens who merely wish to exercise their supposed right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Allowing this honky male government to restrict access to abortion makes pregnancy compulsory. An American woman who is compelled to reproduce is not an autonomous being. She is not even a free citizen of the United States. She is livestock.
Will the universe spin out of control if women make decisions about microscopic clots of cells infesting our personal uteruses? The contingency is remote. The universe doesn’t give a fig for globules of human genetic material any more than it does for globules of adult human flesh. For example, the mass murders of actual, fully realized humans have been perpetrated for personal gain, without apparent compunction, and, in the case of our American president, with a kind of feckless pleasure, since time immemorial, without noticeable derangement of the cosmos.
Not even Jesus gives a fuck. For centuries the guy has stood quietly by, displaying a remarkable indifference to all sorts of genocides. George Bush, like all the savage homicidal kings before him, intimates that Jesus directs him to commit his mass murders. So if the gruesome spectacle of 30,000 slaughtered Iraqi civilians hasn’t made old Jeez bust a vein, why should the dude bat an eye over a few mindless cells?
Of course, the abortion issue isn’t really about the preferences of a dead Jew from the Roman Empire. It’s not about darling little fetal heartbeats or the sanctity of human life, either. It’s about patriarchy’s most sacred duty: fucking women over.